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TB guidance published by RCN

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Guidance on the care of patients with tuberculosis has been published by the Royal College of Nursing.

The RCN said the guidance was aimed at nurses and social care professionals who case manage TB patients, providing examples of best practice and advice.

RCN public health adviser Jan Maw said: “Controlling TB is a meticulous process requiring a skilled approach so having guidance in place provides nurses and case managers with the tools to care for patients in the best way possible.

“Some patients also need a greater level of care than others which is why it essential we have enough staff in place to deliver this service.”

The guidance was produced in collaboration with the British Thoracic Society, the Health Protection Agency, the National Treatment Agency and the London Find&Treat TB outreach team.

The guidance was published ahead of world TB Day on 24 March.

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